I have never laughed so hard! The author tries for the bloody gross out, goes over the top and it ends up being corny and silly. Not to use too many spoilers but the crazy cannibal with the salt shaker, and the kids who says in tears, "I ate my friend and he tasted like chiken!" I almost wet myself !
I bought this book b/c I've lived in Michigan my whole life and am very familiar with the remoteness of the UP. I thought this would be a book about troubled teens using their street skills to survive in a harsh, hostile, wilderness situation. Anyone who enjoys stories about adults, teens and potentially a little baby being tortured, roasted and eaten alive in very graphic detail will love this book. Anyone who loved the movie Hostel and watched all the sequels will love this book. If you did NOT enjoy the movie Hostel or watch any of the sequels b/c of that, do not waste your credit on this book. You will have nightmares like I did.
Love to listen to books more often than reading. Audible gets me through the day and night more especially when I'm working !
Gory, funny, and unbelievable
My favorite scene was when Tyrone and Cindy debated over who would get the gun from the campsite, this scene proved how much Cindy and Tyrone like each other
Love that Lester called Georgia "Georgia girl" lol
The only reason i find this book almost listenable is due to the above average narration. The best way i can summarize this book to a prospective listener would be to ask you to recall your childhood cartoons. Now, with those cartoons in mind:
1. extract the good guys and bad guys from cartoon packaging then insert into a mixing bowl with...
2. a serving of blood
3. a heaping portion of guts
4. sprinkle in some authentic Power Rangers believability
5. mix well
6. voila! you now have this novel!
If they are horror fans
Sarah becoming Alpha Female; SUBJECT 33 and the doctor; Martin's fate; Lester's fate; what the helicopter pilot said to the General (priceless); the irony of it all; the will to survive and live.
He does them all so well. I know there was mention about some voices being stereotypical, however, I might be willing to agree if the background of the some of the characters were not explained throughout the story. I think it did a great job with the character.
Sarah for sure, and we would talk about taking over the world or at least bringing public attention to something we all know is true regarding gender stereotypes and who the real strength of this world truly is, who is the true survivors of humanity are and we would force the world's nations to value women more, especially in areas where women are subjugated.
This book was a wild ride, but is not for everyone. I do agree that anyone prone to a weak stomach not read it or buy it. It is for horror movie or book fans or the macabre. The characters were mixed, some you liked and routed for, some you didn't care for but still didn't want to see hurt, some you hated and wanted to see them get what they was coming to them, which is done so great in this book. In some of the characters, you go from dreading them to understanding them and wanting them to get their justice too. The military is involved and if people think that the military would not do such a thing, think again. I love what the helicopter pilot tells the general in this because it shows that some people are not just sheep. I also think that this is a chance for people to question things that have been going on for a very long time and things that have caught up with the US in resent years and how we are look upon as people. This is almost a political statement and it is something that George Romero would come up with when he has made some of his political and social commentaries in his movies. I would recommend this book to anyone, but would warn that your stomach has to be tough and you have to like the macabre.
This book was certainly a disappointment. I found myself not caring about the characters, mostly due to a lack of character development, especially near the beginning. Who lives? Who dies? Who cares?
It's definitely gory, but I love horror novels and gore doesn't bother me. I just couldn't wait for the book to be over. It's full of ridiculous events after ridiculous events. It's what I'd imagine listening to a book version of Friday the 13th, Part XXIV would be like. Ugh.
Yes, but I will be more discerning about the subject matter. I want to consider reading everything Jack Kilborn writes because I know he can and has done better than this story.
The most interesting thing about the story is the lengths the author will go to in trying to horrify me. There was an abundance of horror, much of it carried a step or two beyond what I would have expected.
Unfortunately the least interesting thing about the book is dwelling on the idea of how horrible humans can be to one another - not my idea of a worthy topic for a novel.
Probably not, for the same reason I do not go see other insane killer movies.
You can do better than this, Jack. I've read a lot of your stories. I know you're really talented. And I want more from you than 'insane killers go berserk'.
The narrator was fantastic, changing back and forth to each personality with such ease. He would jump back and forth with just the right accent as if he knew each and every one of them. I don't see how anyone could be bored listening to him. .Phil Gigante I give you all the credit for making this book come alive.
I can't say it was just totaly a great read
Lester not that he is a nice person but because his personality jumped out at you, once again the narrator captured his personality and speech pattorn
When the survivors at last were able to leave this horrible place
Just that Phil Gitante is the best I have listened to. I think he could read the phone book and keep you listening
Scientist, artisan, anachronism
for you the living. This is hardcore horror. I don’t mean that it is sexytime, xxx stuff. I mean this is gory, intense, brutal and raunchy. Hardcore. This is not for the weak or faint. This is for the gore hounds... the ogres.
This is the most hardcore book I have heard. I wonder if it is the gory-est, raunchy-est book on audible. I would not be surprised if it was. In fact I would be surprised, blown away, if there was worse. but, it is what it is.
SIDE NOTE – if this is your thing, the closest I have heard to this level of horror is Trapped by Jack Kilborne. but Trapped is not as intense. it is also a much better story.
Cannibals, Torture and Human Guinea Pigs, what more need I say? Apparently four more words.